Saturday, October 31, 2015
Video Sneak Peek: New Lloyd Webber Musical
With music by Andrew Lyoyd Webber the new musical School of Rock begins previews on Broadway on November 9 with special discount tickets on sale now.
This musical is based on the famous Paramount film written by Mike White that starred Jack Black. School of Rock features a book by Julian Fellowes (sole writer and executive producer of "Downton Abbey"), lyrics by Glenn Slater (disney's "Tangled" and the Broadway hits Sister Act and The Little Mermaid) and direction by Laurence Connor (Broadway's current Les Miserables, the upcoming Miss Saigon and the rock arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar).
The story follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.
For School of Rock, Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to his rock roots. Recalling the sound that defined his early hits like Jesus Christ superstar, the show's score features 14 new songs and all the original songs from the movie.